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onehawkfan - Back pay, OT pushes Illinois government’s ‘$100,000 club’ to 7,800 members - Quinc
Guess what happens to these large salaries? They turn into large pensions!
WarCry - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The only prohibition I'm aware of for felons in politics here in IL is at the municipal level. From county on up, I don't believe there is any restriction. But if you decide to run, you better know that your past WILL come up, and if you don't want to talk about it, you might just want to stay home.
qfingers - Back pay, OT pushes Illinois government’s ‘$100,000 club’ to 7,800 members - Quinc
Of more interest to me are the 10 VA nurses making over $100,000 Wow....according to this the best-paid 10% made over $94,000 http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/registe... So how many VA nurses are there in total in the county?
qfingers - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why should ANY profession have a minimum anymore? Minimum wage, historically, was targeted at single-bread-winner families. Now that both spouses work in most cases the need for minimum wage is lessened due to that fact. You also don't need to pay teenagers a "living" wage.
Lincoln1858 - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I guess that it only makes sense that, in the great state of Illinois, where 4 of our last 7 governors have spent time (or are currently) in jail, that a CONVICTED felon could run for public office!

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Israel's Deadly Invasion of Gaza Is Morally Justified

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Children are dying in Gaza. In the coming days, more will die. And though many die as shields cruelly used by cynical Hamas terrorists, they are being killed by bombs from Israeli planes and shells from Israeli tanks. And so even as we acknowledge that Hamas’ hands are stained with the blood of it
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Russians Still Support Ukraine's Rebels Despite the Malaysia Airlines Disaster

1 week, 1 day ago

If, after the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, you tried following Russia’s state-owned television and Russian-language internet updates simultaneously, you’d have encountered two contradictory and completely opposite streams of information. Russia’s state-owned TV channels (which have ba
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The Border Crisis Is America's Chance to Repent for Past Mistakes in Central America

1 week, 1 day ago

Americans should cheer instead of lament the arrival of tens of thousands of migrant children at their doorstep. It means that the people of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico still believe in the “American Dream.” This historic opportunity to revive the idea of the United States as a
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Obamacare's Depressing Red-Blue Divide

1 week, 1 day ago

Millions of Americans are getting health insurance because of Obamacare. But you’re a lot less likely to be among them if you live in one of the “red” states than if you live in on
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FEMA Wants to House Migrant Children in Empty Big Box Stores

1 week, 1 day ago

A few weeks ago, Fox News 7/WWNY-TV broke a story about an army base in Watertown, New York that was being considered as a short-term shelter facility to detain some of the unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southern border into the United States in recent months. A recruiting agency for heal
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America's Wild-West Gun Laws Are Helping Fuel the Border Crisis

1 week, 1 day ago

One day in 2008, two people walked into American Range & Gun shop in a warehouse in Pembroke Park, Florida, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. One of them had been there before and had told the dealer, Victor Needleman, that he was worried about passing the background check to buy a gun because
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A Parable for Putin

1 week, 1 day ago

I was five and my cousins were 9 and 10. They were daring masters of life, they made the rules, and I was relegated to the role of a lame appendage. I would bring them apples and water; they would condescendingly take the treats from my hands, but wouldn’t accept me into their grown-up games. I wa
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The Russian Public Has a Totally Different Understanding of What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

1 week, 1 day ago

Did you know Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was full of corpses when it took off from Amsterdam? Did you know that, for some darkly inexplicable reason, on July 17, MH17 moved off th
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The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble

1 week, 1 day ago

I.At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to Israel.The three-day trip had been billed as an Israeli reset—the newly reelected president’s bid for a clean slate with the Jewish state after four ye
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Pro-Russia Rebels in Ukraine Are Using Malaysia Airlines Victims’ Bodies as a Bargaining Chip

1 week, 2 days ago

Just when the news out of Eastern Ukraine couldn’t get any worse, it did. Separatists controlling the area of the MH17 wreckage have declared that they can only ensure international investigators will have access to the crash site if Ukraine agrees to a truce: “We declare that we will guarantee
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RT @ricandersen: .@SpeakerBoehner, "We have no plans to impeach the President! This is all spin originating from the White House!"
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@exede Thanks!
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nichols120 4 hours, 22 minutes ago

Still no @exede internet. Last week they didn't bring the pole to put the dish on, this week they just didn't show up. Unbelievable!